How to add "explicit" tag to iTunes?

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  1. Braniff747SP, May 30, 2010
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    Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I did a search and did not find anything... I'd like to find out a way of adding a "explicit" tag to iTunes songs that I downloaded from a disk, like the ones from iTunes. Right now, I just have it written like this: [explicit].

    Thanks for the help,

    Axel
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    There is no effective way for the end user to add the Explicit tag - its not user modifiable.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    The Explicit and Clean tags cannot be added by users
     
  4. benh911f macrumors 6502

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    Just found this, as I've been looking to do the same thing.
    I just downloaded this and can confirm it works as advertised.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QIH5GFS8
    The process is really easy and not that hard at all. Extract the files to a secure place and do the follwing.

    1. Open up the folder with the files inside in an explorer window. You'll see some files and the Clean/Explicit script. Minimize this window for now.
    2. Open up iTunes. Select the songs that you want to add a tag to. Make sure they're all hilighted.
    3. On your taskbar bring up the explorer window containing the Clean/Explicit scripts. Now, make sure that iTunes can be seen in the background, all you gotta do now is either double click on the Explicit Script or the Clean script and you'll see some black windows pop up (it's the CMD) and they'll disappear.
    4. Now all you gotta do is update the songs so iTunes can read the new tag. You can do this by simply playing the song and skip it. The new tag will be on the song and you've done it. This tag will be embed in the file and will always show up.

    Removing Tags: Mistakes happen and I'm sure you've accidentally tagged a wrong song. I updated the tools with a "Remove Tag" script and it works like the other two. Select the songs and run the script.

    Hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do.

    Edit: If you run through some problems or need pictures, don't hesitate to send me a PM. I'm usually always on and will most likely help you out.

    http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/2537/t1395307-finally-found-way-to-add-explicit-tag/
     
  5. Braniff747SP thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link, but the megaupload is telling me that the file is temporarily unavailable.. I'll try again in the few days. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. cbreezy2010 macrumors newbie

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    .js Tag Not Working

    Please Help

    I downloaded the files.. and tried to change a .m4a song to have the explicit tag but when I double click on the SetExplicit.js file Notepad Opens... How do i run a .js file so that i can change the iTunes tag to say explicit??
     
  7. ITDawg, Dec 28, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010

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    Are you getting an error message? It's possible the CMD window is closing so quickly you are not seeing one, by the way...

    If so, see this article: http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...for-file-extension-when-running-js-files.html

    If this doesn't work, you can always run the AtomicParsley.exe file directly. You have to feed it the correct command line parameters, tho.

    Here is a slightly different methodology:
    put the following line in a batch file located in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo directory. I named mine SetExplicit.bat:

    Code:
    "c:\[FULL PATH to where you extracted]\AtomicParsley.exe" %1 --advisory explicit --overWrite
    Make sure you know the full path of where AtomicParsley.exe is located as that is what goes between the square brackets above...

    Now, in iTunes, right-click the song and select "Show in Windows Explorer", then right-click the file and choose "Send To..." and select the batch file you put there...

    Not as elegant as the JavaScript method, but functional!

    Hope this helps...
     
  8. B-Boy macrumors newbie

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    :D Yay, this works for me! I was having the same problem as cbreezy2010, every time I clicked the explicit.js it would open wordpad. The second fix you posted worked like a charm. The only gripe is, that I have to do songs one at a time. When I try "send to" with multiple tracks, usually only one of the tracks gets the explicit tag. I'm guessing that the first fix posted allows you to label multiple songs explicit at one time? Oh well, it's a minor setback...I'm just happy I'm able to tag tracks I've imported with CDs now.

    Thanks!;)
     
  9. abney317 macrumors newbie

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    epic bump time...

    Does this work with iTunes 10.4? I'm not seeing an effects from this =/
     
  10. benh911f macrumors 6502

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    Download Subler. That's the easiest to do at this point. If you do it for a specific song, after tagging, make sure you right click > get info on the song in iTunes, and the song will display the explicit tag.
     
  11. abney317 macrumors newbie

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    I saw something about that earlier and I couldn't find the download for it... looked like it might be for mac's only
    I'm running windows
    don't hurt me :p
     
  12. benh911f macrumors 6502

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    Check Out the link I posted at the top of the thread. I was still using a PC when I found that method. It was posted over a year ago, so I can't confirm it still works, but it's worth a shot.
     
  13. abney317 macrumors newbie

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    As I said in my first reply to this thread, it's not working for me.
     
  14. shafnitz macrumors newbie

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    Just tried this on 10.5.1.42 and it works great. Thanks!
     
  15. shafnitz macrumors newbie

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    Guess I spoke too soon. The tags appear initially, but disappear after a while for no apparent reason.
     
  16. phyzics101 macrumors regular

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    you can use MetaX.
    select the song(s)
    it will think it is a movie
    go to video tab and uncheck movie
    go to advance tab and select clean or explicit
    click write and drop new file back into iTunes
     

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  17. tyler510, Feb 20, 2012
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    this doesnt work for me :((

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    as of about a month and a half ago, megaupload was shut down. could you please post a new link (possibly upload it to mediafire) thanks!!
     
  18. tyler510, Feb 20, 2012
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    there a program called MP3Tag
    its funny cuz it DOESNT work on mp3...
    so what you do is download from here and add songs (works best as mp4)!!
    if ur itunes music is mp3, then go to edit>preferences>general> import setings. change it to aac. then iglight some songs and click change to AAC. they will download into User\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\

    just add the new songs into MP3Tag and right click them and choose extended tags. then click the paper with a star and type itunesadvisory. then type in below: 0 for no tag, 1 for explicit, 2 for clean


    to run this in mac os x (which i will be getting come march) use the application called Wine, run in bootcamp or find something similar. if you find a similar program for mac, please reply with the name!
     

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  19. EclecticFrittle, Feb 20, 2012
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    How to add "explicit / clean" tags to iTunes

    Due to the recent closure of MegaUpload, the files regarding this post were deleted PERMANENTLY.

    However, I did a little digging around (well, a lot actually) and found the contents once again!! I compiled them into a .zip file and set up the following instructions.

    1. Download the file from: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bcbi1rauoa666jj (~980kb), if it doesn't work, try this link:http://www.4shared.com/zip/NiTGDZRM/atomicparsley_itunes_tagging_s.html

    2. Extract to a folder anywhere on your PC (you should be able to right click and extract if you're using Windows)

    3. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the files and open it. Then OPEN the 'READ THIS.pdf' file and READ IT! It has all the remaining instructions (they are the same as those posted by user "benh911f" from MacRumors and user "ZL" from NeoSeeker).

    The stuff you need (scripts etc) are in the folder called "The Actual Contents"​

    4. Follow the instructions on the included .pdf file, and hey-presto! Tagging Complete :p

    5. [OPTIONAL] If your tags do not show up in iTunes after you've tagged your songs as explicit/clean, RESTART YOUR PC. This will allow iTunes to "refresh/re-check/re-awesome-ize" its entire library's contents and show the tags.

    *** UPDATE ***

    6. You will need to convert your MP3's to AAC's before you can edit their tags. iTunes has this feature built in (Right click on song(s))

    Hope this helps :)

    - EclecticFrittle
     
  20. tyler510 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks alot. I on my iDevuce right now so i will download sometime tomorrow. [although i have already somved the issue, id like to compare it to this]
     
  21. EclecticFrittle macrumors newbie

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    No prob. I forgot to add though that this is a Windows method.

    Mac users can use Subler: http://download.cnet.com/Subler/3000-13631_4-10964701.html.
    Or you can Virtual-Machine Windows on your Mac (very tedious).

    Though I'm still looking for a slightly simpler method (even though the one I mentioned is lightweight as it is)...something with a better GUI.

    App developers out there, hint hint. :p

    - EclecticFrittle
     
  22. tyler510, Feb 20, 2012
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    Funny cuz i obssesd with mac so im waitin for the new ones to come out in march so im currently on windows...but i hate it and my laptop. Secondly, there is a thing called wine (app not alcholic drink lol) and it lets u run exe files. I think an app called qemulator runs other windows programs. And until i almost ran out of my320 GB HDD, i was dual booting win7 and ubuntu an had a virtual machine for win8 dev preview and it wasnt hard at all to setup...just my wifi sucks so it took like an hour to download the .iso for it and virtual box
    Almost forgot (actually i did and thts y im editin it) bootcamp!!!
     
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    Thanks very much mate, this has solved the issue for me! This worked much better than the megaupload option as some of my tracks did not have the ItunesAdvisory tag at all and therefore would keep resetting to default ( no tag ). So I had to manually add the ItunesAdvisory tag with MP3 tag to each file.
     

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